How To Wear A Champion Sweatshirt

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The perfect fusion of the practicality and comfort associated with sportswear and the clean, design-led stylings of modern streetwear; Champion sportswear has been at the forefront of athletic dressing since 1919. Let’s take a look at the iconic Champion sweatshirt and how to style it.

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How to Wear a Champion Sweatshirt

The Champion sweatshirt has been around for years and has now become a must-have in the fashion industry. So when looking at the best way to style your new Champion sweatshirt, one of the most important elements to consider is the effortless nonchalance associated with wearing the brand. In recent years we’ve seen the most sartorially savvy of fashion fanatics dress their Champion garb up to the nines, mixing the latest luxury fashion must-haves into their otherwise casual ensemble to get that ‘Champion look’.

It’s important to remember that Champion is, first and foremost, an athletic brand. It has a history steeped in both sports and casual wear. While this doesn’t mean you’ve got to don a pair of decrepit joggers with your lovely new sweatshirt, it’s best to stick to the more casual end of the dressing spectrum. With this in mind, we’ve gathered some of the most versatile men’s Champion sweatshirts and different ways you can go about styling them.

Men’s Plain Sweatshirts

If you’re looking to bag yourself a superior Champion sweatshirt, there are a plethora of plain options available that won’t leave you sticking out like a beacon of branding with an overtly blatant logo on your chest. Instead, it will offer all the benefits of the brand’s superior design and construction.

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Champion Sweatshirt
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When wearing your Champion sweatshirt you don’t have to stick to the greys and navy’s, you can work with bright colours as long as you’re able to counter-balance them with cooler tones. Thus preventing the look from becoming too overpowering. Blue is a well-known complimentary tone for vibrant colours, so mixing a simple pair of jeans with a striking hoodie is a simple, effective combination. And if it’s a little chilly outside, throw on a coat or jacket, a black overcoat or a grey bomber, and you’re all set!

Another plain and slightly more subdued option for the man looking to jump on the Champion bandwagon is to go for a versatile navy design. If you go for a slightly oversized sweatshirt, pair with some skinny jeans and a pair of trainers so an easy, casual outfit. However, if you want to look even more relaxed, a pair of joggers can go nicely with the Champion sweatshirt. As initially worn, mixing your Champion sweatshirt with some lose fitted joggers and a pair of trainers is the original way to style up your sweatshirt.

Men’s Grey Champion Sweatshirts

When looking at the selection of Champion sweatshirts out there right now, a good proportion are grey or have a textured grey look as either the primary or secondary colour. Grey works well with most other colours, and is often used to dilute or subdue any stronger, bolder tones without being too overpowering.

Alongside Champion’s wide array of athletic-styled sweatshirts, they also offer a range of more design-led contemporary options for the man looking for comfort as well as a marginally smarter appearance. Choosing something simple, like a slim fit men’s grey sweatshirt, is a good choice if you’re looking for something to pair with the formal pieces in your wardrobe. You can mix up the look by pairing your casual sweatshirt with a pair of more conventionally formal chinos. Finish off with some casual trainers to keep things balanced and you’ve got a fairly smart casual outfit.

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These champion sweatpants are a Sunday chill essential
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Men’s Black Champion Sweatshirts

There’s nothing quite as timeless as a black sweatshirt, so when it comes to finding quality sweatshirts, Champion’s are up there with the best. Whether your a minimal, Scandi-chic kind of guy or you prefer something with a little print or pattern, Champion will cater to your look. There’s a good amount of bold print champion sweatshirts out there, and, even when you’re dealing with a versatile colour like black, it’s still a good idea to keep the rest of the outfit fairly muted. Pairing it with some slim fit chinos and some comfortable footwear, like a simple white pair of trainers or plimsolls, will keep the outfit from looking too over the top, without compromising on the casual finish.

As we come to the end of our Champion talk, last, but at no means least, a plain and simple men’s black sweatshirt is one of the most versatile pieces a man can have in his wardrobe. Easily dressed up or down to suit the occasion, a black sweatshirt can work just as well with some joggers as it would some skinny jeans and Chelsea boots, easily making it one of the best sweatshirts for the man looking for flexibility. Simplicity is key so why try and over complicate things?

How to Wear a Champion Sweatshirt

  • The most important thing to consider when styling Champion is the effortless nonchalance associated with wearing the brand.
  • The oversized fit of the sweatshirt makes it ideal for mixing and layering with some skinny jeans and trainers.
  • Champion is easily dressed up or down to suit the occasion. A black Champion sweatshirt is a hard-working wardrobe wonder.
  • Most Champion sweatshirts have matching joggers, making them ideal as gym clothes or a chilled two-piece.
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Champion Sweatshirt
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On That Note

As mentioned previously, the recent revival of Champion as one of the world’s most popular sportswear brands means that if you’ve not already got one, you’ll undoubtedly end up donning one sometime soon. With the styling ideas above, you’ll be more than ready to make the most out of your new sweater selection. Just remember to keep it remotely in tune with the laid-back feel of the iconic brand and avoid over-styling to the point of looking like an overzealous, overstyled hypebeast gagging for the photographer’s attention. Nobody wants that now, do they?

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